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I Woke Up Like This: 10 Pop Queens With Awesome Unfinished Hairstyles

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-By Lucelenia Amparo

Beyonce, Rihanna, and even Fergie have all appeared in performances and music videos looking like they lost track of time and forgot to finish doing their hair. Don’t hate, folks: THEY WOKE UP LIKE THIS! And they still look just as fabulous as ever. These influential ladies of pop prove that they can roll out of bed and still look red-carpet ready!

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The 10 Best Beyonce + Jay Z Collaborations

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There is no more dominant couple in music—let alone pop culture—than Jay Z and Beyonce. The two separately have topped the charts with hit after hit and surprise album after surprise album, but together they make magic. While they never have truly recorded a duet, the two have collaborated a number of times—lending backing vocals and 16 bars to each other’s songs. Among them, “Crazy In Love,” “Drunk In Love,” and “03′ Bonnie & Clyde.” With the news that the two are planning to embark on their first official tour together, we can’t help but review all their best musical moments.

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Surprise, Surprise: Who Has The Clout To Pull Off A Beyonce-Style Release?

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As Mariah Carey has experienced delays with her upcoming album, the singer and her camp hinted at a surprise release, similar to Beyonce’s unbelievably successful LP from late 2013. It now appears that Mimi will end up going with a traditional rollout after all, but we’re still waiting to see which other music stars can make waves like Bey did when she dropped her album without warning.

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We See What You Did There: The 15 Least Subtle Sex Metaphors In Pop Music

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Whether inanimate objects,  national landmarks, or pretty much any food item in general, artists sure do love using their witty ways to talk about sex. See, they try to hide the meanings of these songs – but we just couldn’t help but cracking their code! Plus, most are blatantly obvious (hint: any long and hard object is most likely referring to a guy’s…..get it? Good.)

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EXCLUSIVE: Beyoncé And Director Melina Matsoukas Take Us Inside The Making Of “Pretty Hurts”

Beyoncé does not take her influence lightly. As one of the most influential people in the world, she understands the impact her work can have on fans and is using this power for good. “Pretty Hurts,” the opening track from her 2013 album, is not just a ballad perfect for an emotional night of karaoke, but commentary on our obsession with perfection. The official video places Bey in a beauty pageant, where she and other contestants struggle to reach the unattainable goals pageant bosses, Harvey Keitel and society have set for them. VH1 has an exclusive look at the making of the video, including thoughts from Miss 3rd Ward herself. “I wanted to tap into the world of competition,” Beyoncé says. “Some of the things young women go through are just really heartbreaking for me.”

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Someone’s Looking Sharp: The Sexiest Tuxedos In Music Video History

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Pulling off a tux ain’t easy, but the good news is, the tux does half the work for you. A tuxedo will give you at least 50% more sex appeal, but you have to bring just the right amount of swagger to carry it. That’s probably why the tux has become a staple for musicians, adding both sexiness and style to their art. For women and men alike, the tuxedo is a popular choice for a strong aesthetic in music video.

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